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Old 10-19-2015, 03:40 PM
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PMV advice please!

Hello all,

My fiance and I are planning to apply for the PMV within a couple of weeks. I have become a basket case the closer we get to that date lol! Whew this is stressful! Anyway, I'm hoping you guys could tell me if you think we have enough evidence or if we need to scavenge for more? Please and thank you!

Here is our list:

-Stat Decs from both me and my fiance
-4 certified form 888 completed by 2 friends, 2 of his family...all Australian. Including their certified passport or birth certificate.
-2 form 888 completed in America by my brother and a friend. (Not certified...should I do that??)
-copied and pasted Skype conversation samples from over 2 years. 12 pages total
-screenshot of Facebook engagement announcement
-travel itineraries from 3 visits to Australia
-receipts and cc statements from activities and hotels during my visits
-12 photos taken of, primarily, he and I.
-ID docs for both of us
-NOIM, celebrant letter, marriage certificate
-emails between me and a possible wedding reception venue

My concern has been that we spoke pretty much exclusively via Skype. There was no need to email or anything else since we both had skype on our phones. Will that be enough? I have no letters or cards as evidence because we never really went that route. We spoke every day, sometimes for hours so I guess we just always felt connected.
Also we are both financially independent. I've never needed him to send me money and vice versa so we have no transfer receipts etc.
Does all this sound enough? I'm stressing out because I've read other lists and they include so many different types of proof.
My Boo says we should have been more needy lol!
Anyway, we would appreciate your advice!


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Old 10-19-2015, 10:34 PM
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Yes, I would get any statements written by Americans notarized. If you don't, it could look like you were involved in writing them.

What do you mean by marriage certificate? You shouldn't have one. If you do, it would look like you are already married, which could actually be used against you.

Do you have any more evidence that you are accepted as a couple socially? Photos of you with each other's friends and family?

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Old 10-19-2015, 10:54 PM
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Thanks Misspharmacist.
I will make sure they get those notarized here in the USA.
Also I do have a copy of what will be our marriage certificate, but I've contacted the celebrant and I guess it was just sent to me to proofread. I'll be sure to leave that out.

I did include a photo of he and I with his best friend, but somehow we didn't manage to take photos with his family. I'm not sure how we escaped that! But I do have screenshots of interaction with a couple of his (and mine now) friends, his mom, and brother from messenger and or skype I could include.

Other than that Im a bit at a loss as to what else I can do. Of course we gave each other gifts, but we usually did so in person. I suppose I could screenshot some of the things I've ordered online for him but I wouldn't necessarily call that solid proof.

Is the fact that we only used one social media really gonna bite us in the butt?? If so that sucks! He hates Facebook so rarely, if ever, even logs on.


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Old 10-19-2015, 11:55 PM
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Is the fact that we only used one social media really gonna bite us in the butt?? If so that sucks! He hates Facebook so rarely, if ever, even logs on.
I wouldn't think so. Everyone is different. I don't expect the government to say everyone has to be using "such and such a website" to communicate" - that would seem pretty unfair.

Do you have any kind of proof of how you are going to be living as a couple? I have a statement from us and a statement from Dad to say we are going to be living at my parents house until we find a place of our own, because we want to look for a place together.
Or, if he has his own place, do you have a statement of how your household will work as a couple?

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Old 10-20-2015, 01:41 AM
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Well, he does rent with a flatmate. We both included in our statements that we will be living there with his flatmate until we get married. At that time we plan to find a place of our own. We also included that we will be opening a joint bank account as soon as I arrive and will be sharing all expenses. Unfortunately we don't have proof of that as yet...

I did find several snippets of conversations between me and several of my family and friends and a few with our Australian friends that I've combined into a pdf as evidence.

As far as the finances go, we are both doing fine on that end and I've planned to cash in some bonds when I leave so we will have a good start together no matter what. Should I supply some evidence of my financial situation as well, do you think?

And one more question...I have provided details of travel itineraries from my visits, do you think I need to scan the actual boarding passes as well?

Thanks for all your help!


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Old 10-20-2015, 01:50 AM
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As far as the finances go, we are both doing fine on that end and I've planned to cash in some bonds when I leave so we will have a good start together no matter what. Should I supply some evidence of my financial situation as well, do you think?

And one more question...I have provided details of travel itineraries from my visits, do you think I need to scan the actual boarding passes as well?

Thanks for all your help!
You shouldn't need to provide evidence of your financial situation; that is what your sponsor is for.

Including your boarding passes wouldn't hurt. The reason we included ours is because we travelled together when I went back with Dave to America (joint activity proof)

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Submitted: 18th Nov 2016
National Police Check for Sponsor Request: 30th Nov 2016
Visa Granted: 3rd Jan 2017 (46 Days)

Visa: Partner Visa (Subclass 801)
Application Submitted: 4th Nov 2018
Police Check for Applicant Request: 26th Sept 2019
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:47 AM
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You can still provide duration time of video chats from Skype.

I did this with my fiancée and sent all text and duration times every week to case officer. That's really help
Plus you can extract text messages from Viber or Tango if you ever used it.

Give me a buzz if you want to know how to extract chats from Skype and save it in Excel file

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Old 10-20-2015, 01:18 PM
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Initially, my fiance and I put together snippets of Skype convo and went over 60 pages. The migration agent we consulted with said it was too much so we cut down to 30 (he still thinks it's a lot lol). We also submitted screenshots of Facebook conversation, as well as Facebook screenshots of our posts on each other's walls (the engagement, anniversaries, birthdays, valentines, random lovey doveys). It just became a habit to post on the other's wall. Lol.

We've also put together in one doc our plans and ideas for our wedding and submitted that too.

My fiance also submitted a copy of his bank statements, payslips, and employment certificate. I submitted my employment certificate as well to show that I intend to continue my profession when I move to Australia.

We also put together a doc of all the gifts we sent to the other. Most of them were order confirmation pdfs and photos.

By the way, I have a question, do we still need to submit a NOIM or is the celebrant's letter confirming that a NOIM was lodged enough?

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Old 10-20-2015, 02:19 PM
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Just one thing- if you don't have the boarding passes you can scan side by side the passport pages with the entry stamps to the corresponding countries as extra proof! We did this and worked like a charm!!!

Also you can get the friend you are planning on living with to write a statement or document, doesn't have to be anything specific, juts one more piece of proof.


Oh and don't worry about being stressed, confused and overwhelmed with this process.... It's completely normal

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Old 10-21-2015, 02:10 AM
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Thanks everyone! It's so nice to have this forum as a source of advice and support system!

I think you've all answered my questions for now but I'm sure as we go I'll have so many more.
But thanks again!

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